Hundreds sipped the night away at the 4th annual American Whiskey Convention

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several hundred people tasted their way through the World of Whiskey in the home of mummies. The Penn Museum hosted the fourth annual American Whiskey Convention Friday night.

“I think it’s more drinkable than vodka, tequila or anything else, it’s like a sexy drink also,” said Cara Brown.

Women and why they love whiskey. Brown and her friend Lisa Joseph were having a girl’s night out at the Penn Museum.

They were among the several hundred whiskey enthusiasts sipping on samples and mingling with the mummies.

Convention goers had a chance to choose from 250 American whiskeys and bourbon brands that were being poured in the ancient galleries through ought the museum.

“You sip it, you enjoy it, you really get the flavors and you take it in,” said Vince Snyder of Perksasie “It’s not about getting plastered, It’s about enjoying the notes of it.

Snyder already had major whiskey game, but for bourbon beginners the convention offered a chance to learn more from local distillers and farmers.

The whiskey event funded the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation and the Seed Spark Campaign.

CEO Laura Fields explains her non-profit’s mission.

“It’s geared toward growing heritage grains that no longer exist really in the farming community,” she explained. “We’re taking small amounts of grain and growing it into very large amounts of grain that can be used by distillers to make into whiskey.”


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